County of Ventura COVID-19 Update 5/22/20

Good Evening, Here is your update on COVID-19 from the County of Ventura.

Today’s video update:

By the numbers:

29 new cases

912 total cases

691 recovered cases

23 hospitalized

13 in the ICU

191 under quarantine

30 deaths

22, 685 people tested

*The next update will be provided on Tuesday, May 26. 

Memorial Day 

This Memorial Day weekend the County of Ventura extends a sincere thank you to all of those who have served our Country and we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for your dedication, courage and service. It is so important that we connect our brave veterans to benefits that they are entitled to. If you have questions about federal and state VA benefits, please call 805-477-5155 or visit 

Safety Tips for the Weekend

Even as our economy gradually re-opens and the weather warms we must stay vigilant about COVID-19 by:

  • Sticking close to home and avoiding unnecessary travel
  • Staying safe by avoiding large gatherings and maintaining physical distance
  • Shopping, hiking, biking and exploring locally if you do venture out

Sticking close to home

To protect you, your family, and those in our communities who are at particular risk for severe outcome or death if they develop COVID 19, we should all stick close to home.

The roads and highways may look a bit more crowded than in recent weeks, but travel restrictions are still in place. You should not take road trips or travel far from home.

Staying safe by following public health guidance 

While summer is upon us, this is not the time to mix with people outside your immediate household – and when you do venture out, keeping physical distance is key!

You can still have a barbecue with your household and enjoy some fun in the sun. But do limit the people you choose to spend time with – you should only be around those in your household, and remember that older people and those with pre-existing health conditions should continue to isolate inside their homes.

Continue to avoid crowded spaces. Beaches and trails are open, but we must use them safely.

If you go out in public, be sure to practice social distancing of at least six feet. You should take these precautions any time you are out whether you are in an enclosed space or taking a walk around the neighborhood.

Think of it as an act of kindness you can do every day to protect your health and the health of those around you. 

Shopping and exploring locally

Gradual movement on the path to reopening is intended to reintroduce activities and sectors in a phased manner and with necessary modifications, in order to protect public health.

Still, you should leave your home for essential needs like getting groceries and medications.

Another option that is now available – shop locally! You may have noticed that some of your favorite shops and restaurants are open for business with additional precautions.

This is a good opportunity to show your support. Just do so responsibly!

Every day, we are making progress, but it is up to all of us to do our part to be alert, stay safe, and reduce risks.

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9 months ago

I wish that opening up the country now is somewhat premature. There are many cities with many new cases already. While the number is still small, it is a matter of time. I understand that Trump wants to open up the country even at the cost of COVID-19 attacking more adults, seniors, and children. It is unfortunate that this is for political gain on his part. I think many people are happy that the churches are opened but watching TV, the consensus seems to be that many, many people wants to move slowly. I go for that. Watch the TV news!

Tom R
Tom R
9 months ago

The data on Covid19 related fatalities shows that these are primarily folks with preexisting conditions and over the age 65. I am in that category and consequently proceed accordingly with some caution. What I am most concerned about is how my children and grandchildren are going to pay the tab for all the government spending currently taking place while executive orders have small and medium size businesses shut down. These businesses are the backbone of our economy and the source of Badly Needed Tax Revenue for our cities, county and state. We cannot rely on the Federal government to bail out every city, county and state across our nation. Without a strong business environment, government does not exist. Even the esteemed Dr. Fauci said on CNBC yesterday, “I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go”.